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Author: Henning Mankell Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kurt Wallander Mysteries Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780307877970
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The much-anticipated return of Henning Mankell’s brilliant, brooding detective, Kurt Wallander. On a winter day in 2008, Håkan von Enke, a retired high-ranking naval officer, vanishes during his daily walk in a forest near Stockholm. The investigation into his disappearance falls under the jurisdiction of the Stockholm police. It has nothing to do with Wallander—officially. But von Enke is his daughter’s future father-in-law. And so, with his inimitable disregard for normal procedure, Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility, making promises he won’t keep, telling lies when it suits him—and getting results. But the results hint at elaborate Cold War espionage activities that seem inextricably confounding, even to Wallander, who, in any case, is troubled in more personal ways as well. Negligent of his health, he’s become convinced that, having turned sixty, he is on the threshold of senility. Desperate to live up to the hope that a new granddaughter represents, he is continually haunted by his past. And looking toward the future with profound uncertainty, he will have no choice but to come face-to-face with his most intractable adversary: himself. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Selected for the April 2011 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction
  • A 2012 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/15/2014

    " Kurt Wallender investigates a complex case in the final Wallender book, as the parents of his daughter's partner disappear. Were they Russian or CIA spies? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scout | 2/11/2014

    " There are two troubled men in this novel: Hakan von Enke, whom Wallander sees as a troubled man, and who goes missing - and Wallander himself, who is afraid of losing what is most important to him personally and professionally. Wallander investigates and solves the crime but, in the end, he admits that he doesn't have all the answers. This final Wallander novel shows Kurt continuing to neglect himself and his family almost until the end. And the end ain't pretty. Melancholy would be the word for how I felt when it was done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 2/8/2014

    " this is 2.5 stars. good story...too long by a third. and I think there is something lost in the translation or these folks are seriously cold and rude to each other all the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 2/1/2014

    " A really good book, very detailed and full of suspence till the very end! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharron | 1/11/2014

    " I'm heartbroken that this is the end of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingeborg | 12/20/2013

    " Mankell's farewell to Kurt Wallender. I'll miss him, but I was getting tired of his complaining about getting old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 12/4/2013

    " A great Wallander story. Had me mystified and turning pages as fast as I could to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 11/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed all of the Wallander series, and it was with great sadness to discover the "loss" of Kurt....after all the books, he felt real and you had empathy with/for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dsomer | 11/4/2013

    " I've listened to several Henning Mankell books through Audible.com. It's interesting that I felt more engaged with the ones I've listened to than this one that I am reading on my Kindle. I'm only 25% in to the book, so I'm hoping it gets better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 10/31/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. Quickly went to the library and got a couple more by Mankell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 10/16/2013

    " Not yet loving it as much as the others. Think it's the translation, it is awkward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/13/2013

    " My first Wallander was the last Wallander. After seeing Kenneth Brannagh on PBS as Wallander, it was him that I pictured all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 8/20/2013

    " Cold War secrets come to light...missing man, famed detective searches, finds more questions & his ageing mind further complicates matters. Well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 12/18/2012

    " Good book. Have not read any of his other books, but was looking for a good book from a cold part of the world. Felt like a slow burn and I enjoyed it throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becki | 5/12/2012

    " Since I am two years older than the character Wallander, I found the book so personally disturbing that it detracted from another excellent mystery novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 4/17/2012

    " The last is the best...end of the Wallander series...I won't spoil the book by simply saying it is a compelling journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/1/2011

    " I loved this book - but it broke my heart. I'm so glad that I didn't see any reviews that would give away the ending.This is a classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 8/20/2011

    " A great read. Felt very sad that this series is now over. Kurt Wallander is a legend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klenox | 7/20/2011

    " Spoiler alert folks, this is the last of the series. I'd like to go back and read some more of the earlier books in the series. It all depends on who does the translation, as one that I read very plodding, all due to the skill of the translator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 6/9/2011

    " Save this one to read after you've read all the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/21/2011

    " A good mystery, and sad, and a fitting end to the Kurt Wallander series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 5/18/2011

    " A disappointment. I think Mankell has been fulfilling a contact with his last two books. This was an ignoble end to a fine crime series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 5/16/2011

    " 3 1/2.

    Mankell has done a fine job of wrapping up this series, but it is not one of his best efforts.

    While I will be sorry to see the end of Kurt,I understand why this was a necessary exit.

    Thanks, Mr Mankell. You are so much better than Steig Larrson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 5/13/2011

    " Not with a bang but a whimper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/12/2011

    " Slow, predictable, anti-climactic. Not the best way to end the Wallander series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 False | 5/7/2011

    " Sadly, the end of the Wallander series. I found it heartbreaking that Wallander spends the last ten years of his life in an Alzheimer's fog. I always wonder when authors of a popular character "kill them off." That's the bacon, Buster! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray | 5/5/2011

    " Intriguing tale, well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/4/2011

    " Inspector Kurt Wallander is experiencing some health problems in this latest book. According to the author this is the last in the Kurt Wallander series. There are some bittersweet moments with Kurt Wallander, as he enjoys time with his new granddaughter and other characters from his past. "

About the Author

Henning Mankell (1948–2015) was Sweden’s most-read author worldwide. His novels, which include the bestselling Kurt Wallander mysteries, have been translated into thirty-seven languages with more than thirty million copies in print worldwide. He has received the Crime Writers’ Association’s Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize and has been a three-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize.

About the Narrator

Robin Sachs (1951–2013), actor and narrator, was raised in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His audiobook narrations earned ten Earphones Awards. His acting credits include Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dynasty, Nowhere Man, Babylon 5, Diagnosis Murder, Galaxy Quest, Northfork, Ocean’s 11, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Megalodon.